Today's News

  • Ousted police chief lawyers up

     Former Lawrenceburg Police Chief Mike Schell has retained an attorney and is expected to ask a circuit court judge to intervene after he was dismissed Jan. 2 by new Mayor Troy Young.

  • Bearcats show strides in thrilling OT win

    The name of the game in basketball is to continuously improve so a team’s best product is on the court during the postseason.

    For the Anderson County boys’ basketball team, they have shown big improvements from the beginning of the season, with the recent win over district rival Shelby County last Friday night being the biggest piece of evidence.

    “It was a game that we found a way to lose in December and tonight (Friday) we found a way to win,” head coach Bryan Hyatt said after the 56-53 win over Shelby County.

  • Health board takes another stab at needle exchange

     When Tim Wright, the county’s director of public health, proposed the idea of a needle exchange program for drug addicts in 2016, it went over like a lead balloon.

  • Board member fumes over school audit report

     A member of the Anderson County Board of Education is speaking out against the results of a district-wide audit that was released last month, saying he will no longer vote on them if he doesn’t get a copy of the audit well before any meeting during which he will be asked to vote to accept the findings.

  • Shooting threat suspect pleads not guilty

     The Lawrenceburg man police say had a manifesto and was on his way to shoot up schools here and in Shelbyville when police arrested him pleaded not guilty Tuesday during his arraignment in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Sparks fly as election board moves Hickory Grove precinct

     A heated meeting of the Anderson County of Elections last Friday ended with the decision to move the Hickory Grove voting precinct to Turner Elementary School.

  • Busy schedule catches up to Lady Bearcats

    The holiday break is supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation for Anderson County High School students, but that was not the case for the Lady Bearcat basketball team.

    In a span of two weeks, the Lady Bearcats played in seven games in two separate tournaments, traveled back-and-forth from Lawrenceburg to Phoenix, Arizona for one of those tournaments and resumed school after a 14-day holiday break filled with mostly basketball activities.

  • Mayor, judge-executive declare Jan. 4 ‘Herndon Day’

    January 4 will always be known as “John Herndon Day” for the residents of Lawrenceburg.

    Before Friday’s Anderson County boys’ basketball game in Lawrenceburg, former sports editor for The Anderson News John Herndon was honored by Mayor Troy Young and County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton among the boys’ basketball team and fans for his 34 of work as a journalist.

    Gritton read a long proclamation about Herndon’s work, and at the end of the speech declared Jan. 4th as “John Herndon Day”.

  • From factory worker to fitness guru

    Whitney Coots has been hunting and fishing her entire life, and just two years ago decided to try bowfishing as a new hobby.

    Now she is a model for Bikini Bowfishing and is featured on the company’s 2019 calendar that has been spread all over the world.

    Coots’ modeling career took off in the summer of 2017 when she and her son, Braxton Bostic, went on a bowfishing trip to Taylorsville Lake. Bostic was getting close to graduating from high school and Coots wanted to enjoy some time with her son before Bostic officially became a grown-up.

  • Girls look to bounce back at Spencer

    After coming off a 60-50 loss to Lincoln County, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team will look to right the ship against fellow district opponent Spencer County on Thursday.

    This will be the second time this season that the Lady Bearcats face off against the Lady Bears, as Anderson County beat Spencer County 70-35 back on Dec. 8.